Leesburg, VA – July 18, 2023

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) convened its Annual Meeting at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. The Society’s mission focuses on advancing the imaging informatics field by fostering education, research, and innovation. The SIIM Annual Meeting is where the enterprise imaging community comes together to recognize the achievements of its diverse membership. The following awards and prizes were presented during this year’s Annual Meeting.

New College of SIIM Fellows

Honors were awarded to:

  • Sylvia Devlin, MS RT (R)(M)(QM), CIIP
  • Marc Kohli, MD
  • Alexander J. Towbin, MD
  • Kevin O’Donnell, MASc

with their induction into the SIIM College of Fellows at the SIIM23 Opening General Session on Wednesday, June 14. Their exceptional accomplishments and talents reflect the highest standards of SIIM.

The Samuel J. Dwyer Lectureship

The 2023 Dwyer Lecture, Changing the Face of Healthcare Informatics, was awarded to Teri M. Sippel Schmidt, MS, FSIIM, Adjunct Professor at College of Engineering, Marquette University, and Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Annual Dwyer Lecture features a SIIM Fellow as the presenter of a particularly relevant and insightful topic in honor of Samuel J. Dwyer III, PhD – the humble, prolific pioneer of digital medical imaging.

Honorary Awards

Individual achievements were recognized in the field of medical imaging informatics through the following Honorary Awards:

The Gold Medal of the Society Award

Presented to Eliot L. Siegel, MD, FSIIM, University of Maryland School of Medicine

The highest award the Society bestows. It is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in research or implementation of imaging informatics applications.

The Dr. Joe Gitlin Award

Presented to Keith J. Dreyer, DO, PhD, FSIIM, Mass General Brigham

Awarded annually in recognition of outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of imaging informatics through the development of innovative, high-impact solutions.

The Dr. Ruth Dayhoff Award for the Advancement of Women in Medical Imaging Informatics

Presented to Mindy L. Yang, MD, SimonMed Imaging

Awarded annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of imaging informatics by a woman or presented to a woman dedicated to the advancement and promotion of women in imaging informatics.

The Imaging Informatics Innovator Award

Presented to Satish E. Viswanath, PhD, Case Western Reserve University and Larry Sitka, MS, PaxeraHealth

Presented annually for extraordinary achievements in informatics technology development that show strong promise or potential impact in Imaging or medicine.

The Early Career Achievement Award

Presented to Paul H. Yi, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Alex Barrington, MS, American College of Radiology

Presented in recognition of significant and innovative technical contributions in imaging informatics to someone whose highest earned degree has been awarded within 10 years of the date of nomination.

The Educator Award

Presented to Arjun Sharma , MD, Suburban Radiologists and Prasanth M. Prasanna, MD, University of Utah Health Services Center on behalf of the SIIMcast Team

Given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to imaging informatics education by a SIIM instructor or educator in the field.

Scientific Awards

Using a peer review process, the following scientific awards were presented for outstanding contributions to the field of medical imaging informatics:

Best Scientific Paper Award

Presented to Bardia Khosravi , MD, MPH, MHPE, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mayo Clinic

High-Fidelity Conditional Pelvis Radiograph Generation with Denoising Diffusion Probabilistic Models

Honorable Mention

Presented to Leo Qian , Student, Lexington High School.

Leveraging Imaging and Clinical Data to Predict Patient Disposition in ED

Awarded for scientific merit, relevance to the community, and quality of scientific presentation.

The Roger A. Bauman, MD Award

Presented to Mana Moassefi , MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mayo Clinic

Generating Barrett’s Esophagus Digital Pathology Slides Using Denoising Diffusion Probabilistic Models

Awarded for the best student paper and named to honor Dr. Bauman’s distinguished career in radiological informatics research and practice and his status as Founding Editor of the Journal of Digital Imaging.

The Helen and Paul Chang Foundation New Investigator Travel Awards

Presented to:

Jiwoong Jeong, MS, PhD Student , Arizona State University

Generalization Techniques and Solutions for Deep Learning in Echocardiography: Patients with Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Abel Reyes-Angulo, Graduate Research Assistant, Michigan Technological University

Explainability of Deep Learning Models for Melanoma Segmentation: A New Perspective from Compound Loss Functions

Sria Biswas, PhD Scholar, IIITDM Kancheepuram

Evaluation of Laparoscopic Video Quality Using Statistical Dependencies of Spatial and Texture Measures

Saba Ghazimoghadam, MD, Medical Doctor, University of Florida

AI-Enhanced Metastatic Nodal Tumor Detection on Neck CT Scans

Awarded to new investigators with an area of study in imaging informatics who either are currently in a full-time training program or have completed their training program within 2 years of the SIIM Annual Meeting.

Scientific Posters & Demonstration Awards

1st Place

Linjun Yang, PhD, Data Science Analyst, Mayo Clinic

Development of An AI Model to Classify Shoulder Radiographs to Build Large-scale Image Registries

2nd Place

Tianyuan Fu , MD, Radiology Resident, University Hospitals Cleveland

Consensus Based Macros: An Easy Tool To Improve the Quality of Radiology Reports Containing Incidental Imaging Findings

Honorable Mention

Inchan Hwang, PhD Candidate, Research Assistant, Kennesaw State University

Inherent Barriers to Breast Cancer Detection in Mammograms Using Deep Learning

Journal of Digital Imaging Awards

Presented annually to the best papers and the most valuable reviewer for the previous year.

Best Paper

Presented to Piero Chiacchiaretta (Primary Author), Mauro Gianni Perrucci; Massimo Caulo; Riccardo Navarra; Gaia Baldiraghi; Davide Rolandi; Sabino Luzzi; Mattia Del Maestro; Renato Galzio; Antonio Ferretti.

A Dedicated Tool for Presurgical Mapping of Brain Tumors and Mixed-Reality Navigation During Neurosurgery

Volume 35, March 2022: pp 704–713

Most Valuable Reviewer

Presented to Shahriar Faghani, MD

2023 SIIM Hackathon

The Hackathon allows Informaticists to come up with innovative ideas that can change the way health information systems work, communicate, and interact with each other. The following teams were awarded:

1st Place

Team Marquette – IHE Scheduled Workflow On FHIR with CDS Hooks

2nd Place


3rd Place

Tumor Board On FHIR

4th Place

LLIMA – Large Language IMaging Assistant

5th Place

Team Great Lakes – I want to do imaging research!

Audience Choice Award Winner

PEP Talks (Patient Education Portal)

ChatGPT Prompt Competition Award

Winning prompts are selected by a panel of judges in four categories.

Most SIIM23 Related Prompt

Ameena Elahi, MPA, RT(R), CIIP

Most Imaging Informatics Related Prompt

Steve Horii, MD, FACR, FSIIM

Most Creative/Fun Prompt

Zachary Taylor

Most Educational Prompt

Melissa Fields-Tugwell

About the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) is the leading healthcare professional organization for those interested in the current and future use of informatics in medical imaging. The Society’s mission is to advance medical imaging informatics across the Enterprise through education, research, and innovation in a multi-disciplinary community.


Priyanka Harilal
SIIM Director of Marketing

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